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Purple Dome New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Pronunciation: ASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-ay
SKU #00341
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Mounds of royal purple cover big bushy plants that bloom well into frost-free autumn weather. Easy-care addition to shrub and perennial borders or in roomy pots. Combine with other asters for a multicolored effect. An excellent addition to a cutting garden. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Summer to Early Fall
Mature Size Quickly reaches 1 1/2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Poolside
Design Ideas Valuable late season bloomer for the traditional perennial border. Equally well suited to casual country gardens along picket fences and mixed with spring blooming companions. A native hybrid that belongs in meadow gardens as a nectar source. Use around edges of prairie or above a wetland in an open sunny woodland. Ruggedly adaptable to rock gardens and dry stream beds. Mass like groundcover for a much larger semiformal color mass.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
CARE
Care Thrives in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils but highly adaptable. Prefers cool summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat, tidy appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
HISTORY
Lore In Britain the aster is known as Michaelmas daisy because it is in bloom during the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29th.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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